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You’re so lucky to be a writer. I’ve always wanted to retire to Fairhope, Al. When I was a young kid, I was told writers, like Herman Hesse, retired there. It’s a beautiful area on Mobile Bay near Gulf Shores. 

St. Augustine is a beautiful area, but I like being on the Gulf because the water is warmer. 

Fairhope isn’t as expensive as St A, but it’s a lot more expensive than when I was a kid. Some people are moving to Daphne and Dauphin Island which is one of my favorite places in the world. 

We currently live in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City and I just hate the weather. It snowed on Easter.

Good luck to you.

 

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Move...make new friends...discover new places...
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Henderson NV. Yes it’s hot... but cheaper to buy a home there. Also, I’m tired of the cold
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We lived in Port Angeles,  Wa which is very close to Sequim, and it was anything but dry. That was back in the early 70's

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Rural western Nevada and the eastern Sierra Nevada. Small towns in western Nevada are cheap enough that you can afford a summer home in the Sierra Nevad Mountains (or elsewhere).

Towns are small and walkable. There are unlimited recreational opportunities, libraries, docs, hospitals, casinos etc. And, while shopping may be minimal there are groceries available. The Eastern sierra are but 1/2 to 3 hours away.

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To those of you hoping to retire to Florida, welcome and I hope your dream comes true!

 

Cm, since I live in the greater Tampa Bay Area, I can't help with specifics on St Augustine. I can tell that you've chosen an extremely conservative area of the state and it sounds like that isn't what you're looking for. But as a whole, we are on the brink of turning purple so you may want to look for other areas that would be quite similar. If you Google Florida's presidential map, it will give you a good idea of what areas have views similar to yours. Miami-Dade, West Palm, Pinellas County , Etc are examples . Good luck to you!

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I'm a writer, so I won't ever retire-- as long as I can press the keyboard on my computer.

I have done a little research on St.Augustine, FL.

I grew up in Chicago and would love to live there, but it is wildly expensive.

No offense, the MIdwest doesn't do much for me. I do like Minnesota.

I want to be  by water, I don't a need a condo or anything luxurious, two bedrooms, and allowed to have a dog.

Activities would include walking, participating in all the museums and events St. Augustine has to offer.

I read about the tourists, but I'm used to crowds.

Is there a large retiree population?

Being from Chicago, I can't help it, politics are imortant -- which is why FL does give me pause, it leans right. But St. Augustine sounds like it might be a bit more liberal. Any suggested websites? I keep coming with real estate people.



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 You can live in St Augustine and not live near the tourist attraction. There is Villano Beach,

,St Augustine Beach, South St Augustine and several other places. BTW if you enjoy shopping there are 2 large outlet malls north of St. Augustine on I-95. Google a map of St Augustine and check out nearby places.

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I'm a writer, so I won't ever retire-- as long as I can press the keyboard on my computer.

I have done a little research on St.Augustine, FL.

I grew up in Chicago and would love to live there, but it is wildly expensive.

No offense, the MIdwest doesn't do much for me. I do like Minnesota.

I want to be  by water, I don't a need a condo or anything luxurious, two bedrooms, and allowed to have a dog.

Activities would include walking, participating in all the museums and events St. Augustine has to offer.

I read about the tourists, but I'm used to crowds.

Is there a large retiree population?

Being from Chicago, I can't help it, politics are imortant -- which is why FL does give me pause, it leans right. But St. Augustine sounds like it might be a bit more liberal. Any suggested websites? I keep coming with real estate people.

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Sarasota,FL  It has a tropical charm and beauty that is amazing!

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Green Valley, Arizona.  The weather is perfect.  The real estate taxes are minimal.  Retirement community.  Just voted the 4th best place to retire.

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